porque translation English | Spanish-English dictionary

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porque  

      conj  
1    (=por causa de que)      + indic   because  
no pudo ir porque estaba enferma      she couldn't go because she was ill  
¿por qué no contestas? --porque no me da la gana      "why don't you answer?" -- "because I don't feel like it"  
--¿por qué te vas? --porque sí      "why are you going?" -- "just because"  
--¿por qué no puedo ir? --porque no      "why can't I go?" -- "just because"  
2    (=para que)      + subjun   so that, in order that  
elevó la voz porque todos pudieran oírlo      he raised his voice so that everyone could hear him o in order that everyone might hear him  
recemos porque vuelvan      let us pray that they may return  


porqué         sm  
1    (=motivo)   reason     ( de      for)     
me gustaría saber el porqué de su actitud      I'd like to know the reason for her attitude  
no me interesan los porqués      I'm not interested in the whys and wherefores  
el porqué de la revolución      the causes of the revolution  
2    anticuado   (=cantidad)   amount  
tiene mucho porqué      he's got plenty of the ready *     
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
just for the sake of it
(MODISMOS)
exp.
just for the hell of it
(MODISMOS)
exp.
let us pray that they may return
exp.
I do it because I want to
exp.
we ate inside {o} indoors because it was raining
exp.
I'm not going up because I'm afraid of heights
exp.
yes, sir
exp.
aye, aye, captain!
adv. adj.
because I damn well want
exp.
because I don't want to
(MODISMOS)
exp.
she couldn't go because she was ill
exp.
he's shy because he doesn't know you
exp.
he took offence at not being invited
exp.
we gave up because it was too hard
exp.
she's nervous because she has an exam
exp.
don't try and keep {o} stop me because I'm going
exp.
we'll win because there are fewer of them than there are of us
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'porque' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
porque
[US]
exp.
principalmente porque ...
exp.
sobre todo porque ...
exp.
(sólo) porque sí
n.
Red Porque Ya Es Hora
[INFO]
exp.
vine porque me lo pediste
exp.
adelgazó porque comía muy poco
exp.
ganaron simplemente porque eran más
n.
la Red Porque Ya Es Hora
[INFO]
exp.
no será porque no lo intenté

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